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Daily News Analysis 20-09-2015

S.NO.

NEWS ITEM

SYLLUBUS

ESSENCE OF THE ARTICLE

1.         

 

Netanyahu sends envoy to speed up Modi visit (Pages 1 and 12)

a)     I.R

a)     Even as preparations in full swing for President Pranabs visit to Israel in October, the Israeli govt seems to be impatient because India is yet to finanlise the dates for PM Modis visit.

2.

Kathmandu ignores Delhis concerns on Constitution (Pages 1 and 12)

a)     International

a)    Nepal is preparing to unveil its new Constitution with a grand ceremony in Kathmandu as most members of the Constituent Assembly signed the document this week.

3.

ASEAN trade corridor could ease regional tensions (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     Brushing aside dispute over the South China Sea, China called for the fuller economic integration with the ASEAN, steered by the Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor under the framework of Maritime Silk Road.

4.

Russia sends jets to Syria (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     After US Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke with Russia Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in first military contacts between the two countries in over a year, US officials said a small number of fighter jets have been sent by Russia to a base in Syria.

5.

East European leaders argue as refugees pour across borders (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     Hungary and Croatia traded threats as thousands of exhausted migrants poured over their borders, deepening the disarray in Europe over how to handle the tide of humanity.

6.

British wanted to ban INA song in last years of its rule (Page 13)

a)     National

b)     History

a)     Besides providing some information about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose disappearance and constant surveillance, the 64 Netaji files declassified by the West Bengal govt throw important light on freedom struggle and how even in its last years, the British considered Indian National Army marching song seditious and tried to ban it.

7.

Rig Vedic age was a golden era for women, says Sangh history body (Page 12)

a)     National

b)     History

a)     The RSS Akhil Bharatiya Itihaas Sankalan Yojana defines golden period for women in India as Rig Vedic age where they went beyond traditional roles, married at a mature age and had the right to choose their husbands.

8.

ISRO ready for one satellite launch every month: ISAC chief (Page 8)

a)     National

b)     S&T

a)     Official said the ISRO is bracing up for one satellite launch every month in the days ahead and has 22 satellite launches lined up for the near future.

 

S.NO.

NEWS ITEM

SYLLUBUS

BACKGROUND

IMPORTANT POINTS

1.         

 

Netanyahu sends envoy to speed up Modi visit (Pages 1 and 12)

a)     I.R

a)     India – Israel relations

b)     UNSC

c)     UNGA

 

a)     Even as preparations in full swing for President Pranabs visit to Israel in October, Israeli govt seems to be impatient because India is yet to finanlise the dates for PM Modis visit.

b)     Sources have confirmed that Israeli PM Netanyahu sent his most trusted and powerful aide Yossi Katribas to India on Sept 2 to enquire about the reason for the delay in the announcement of Modis plans.

c)     Some have said resistance from Indias allies in Arab world is the reason for the delay, especially in view of Indias desire for a wider discussion on a permanent membership in the UNSC at the UNGA session this month.

d)  Critics in Delhi even suggest that it is the strain in the ties between US President Obama and Netanyahu over the Iran deal that has created a hurdle to an early Modi-Netanyahu summit in Jerusalem.

2.

Kathmandu ignores Delhis concerns on Constitution (Pages 1 and 12)

a)     International

a)     Nepals new Constitution

b)     Constituent Assembly

c)     Proportional representation system

 

a)    Nepal is preparing to unveil its new Constitution with a grand ceremony in Kathmandu as most members of the Constituent Assembly signed the document this week.

b)     The decision to go ahead with the Constitution came despite a last-minute appeal from India to ensure that the members of Madhesi and Tharu communities (which have refused to sign the Constitution) are brought on board first.

c)     Rebuffing Indian position, Nepals Foreign Affairs Adviser Dinesh Bhattarai said we share Indias concerns about making sure the Constitution is all-inclusive, but at the end this is internal process of Nepal, and the Constitution document is a result of 8 years of negotiations following best internationally accepted practices.

d)     The appeal from PM Modi was carried by Foreign Secretary Jaishankar on a two-day visit to Kathmandu, where he met key political leaders including Madhesi leaders, and pushed the need to forge a full consensus before unveiling the Constitution.

e)   During a vote of constituent assembly on Sept 18, 507 of 532 members present voted to ratify it, whereas 61 Madhesi members boycotted the vote. People in the Madhes and Tharu belt of the central and western plains of Nepal have been up in arms over provincial boundaries demarcated in new Constitution as well as changes to proportional representation system they claim will leave them under-represented.

f)    India has long been accused of interference in the Nepal conflict, as it raises problems faced by Madhesis in areas bordering Bihar.

3.

ASEAN trade corridor could ease regional tensions (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     ASEAN

b)     Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor

c)     Maritime Silk Road

d)     South China Sea

a)    Brushing aside dispute over the South China Sea, China called for the fuller economic integration with the ASEAN, steered by the Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor under the framework of Maritime Silk Road.

b)     Soon after the 12th edition of the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit began, delegates from China and ASEAN arrived at the Nanning Consensus to build Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor, more formally dubbed as the China-Indo-China Peninsula International Corridor.

c)     The core initiative aimed at economic integration, would connect eight major cities - Singapore, Kuala Lampur, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vientiane, Hanoi and Nanning.

d)     Observers point out that the corridor is being structured to help China (which wishes to revamp its economy to a more developed new normal plain) shift its excess manufacturing capacity to the less developed zones in the ASEAN.

4.

Russia sends jets to Syria (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     Russia – US relations

b)     Syria crisis

c)     Islamic State (IS)

d)     Ukraine crisis

e)     NATO

f)     UNGA

a)   After US Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke with Russia Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in first military contacts between the two countries in over a year, US officials said a small number of fighter jets have been sent by Russia to a base in Syria. The move has raised stakes in a military build-up and has put US on edge.

b)     Russias military moves in Syria are its first major expeditionary force deployment outside the former Soviet Union since the war in Afghanistan. Russia says its recent military build-up in Syria is designed to fight the IS group. While the IS lacks an air force, the Russian aircraft are capable of striking ground targets and providing close air support for ground forces.

c)     The phone conversation between Shoigu and Carter ended an 18-month freeze in military relations caused by NATO anger over Moscows role in Ukraine crisis. Carter agreed with his Russian counterpart to explore ways to avoid accidental military interactions. The coordination necessary to avoid such encounters is known in military parlance as deconfliction.

d)     They agreed to further discuss mechanisms for deconfliction in Syria and the counter-IS campaign.

e)     Moscows moves in Syria have set the stage for Russian President Putins address to the UNGA on September 28, likely shifting some attention away from Ukraine and toward the conflict in Syria.

5.

East European leaders argue as refugees pour across borders (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     Europes refugee crisis

a)     Hungary and Croatia traded threats as thousands of exhausted migrants poured over their borders, deepening the disarray in Europe over how to handle the tide of humanity.

6.

British wanted to ban INA song in last years of its rule (Page 13)

a)     National

b)     History

a)     Indian National Army (INA)

b)     Freedom struggle

a)     Besides providing some information about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose disappearance and constant surveillance, the 64 Netaji files declassified by the West Bengal govt throw important light on freedom struggle and how even in its last years, the British considered INA marching song seditious and tried to ban it.

b)     These developments recorded in letters exchanged between police, government and the company relate to a period after Netajis alleged disappearance in August 1945.

c)     It was finally on Aug 29 1947, two weeks after countrys independence that the order on the ban on the song was lifted.

7.

Rig Vedic age was a golden era for women, says Sangh history body (Page 12)

a)     National

b)     History

a)     Rig Vedic age

b)     Bharatiya Itihaas Sankalan Yojana (BISY)

c)      Vedas

 

a)     The Union minister for culture Mahesh Sharma may be in favour of a curfewed social life for women, but the RSS Akhil Bharatiya Itihaas Sankalan Yojana defines golden period for women in India as Rig Vedic age where they went beyond traditional roles, married at a mature age and had right to choose their husbands.

b)   BISY convenor said women as scholars, and with important economic roles have dotted Rig Vedic history, they have written Richas of the Vedasa, and we have to know how the decline in their rights came.

8.

ISRO ready for one satellite launch every month: ISAC chief (Page 8)

a)     National

b)     S&T

a)     ASTROSAT  

b)     Mission Aditya

c)     Solar flares

d)     ISRO

a)     Official said the ISRO is bracing up for one satellite launch every month in the days ahead and has 22 satellite launches lined up for the near future.

b)     On the immediate missions, he said ASTROSAT is slated for launch later this month and described it as a multi-wave length observatory capable of studying distant celestial objects and the first dedicated astronomy satellite to be launched by the ISRO.

c)     He said ISRO was also contemplating a solar mission to study the Sun and Mission Aditya entailed studying the corona and the solar flares from a low earth orbit.

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